New screen technology simulates physical buttons (video)
To achieve that, KDDI developed a touchscreen in concert with Kyocera, but while that’s only a prototype, it promises a lot. Currently, the screen doesn’t support multitouch, which means that you can’t input text using two fingers simultaneously, but that will be fixed in the final version. The impressive demo below shows how you can get a different feeling and make use of the new technology not only when typing, but when navigating through a menu with different haptic feedback when you hover over or press an icon. Feel free to check out the video below and share your opinion about the technology.
1. Seylan (unregistered) posted on 30 May 2011, 08:58 2 3
The Nokia N9 is going to use this technology(Confirmed) ...Can't wait!
2. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 30 May 2011, 08:59 7 1
This didn't work so well for the blackberry storm.
3. Seylan (unregistered) posted on 30 May 2011, 09:05 6 4
Its not the same as the one in the blackberry storm...This isn't resistive!
8. TKFox007 posted on 30 May 2011, 11:57 6 0
The Storm wasn't resistive. It was a capacitive touch screen and the screen itself was just a giant button.
12. Thump3rDX17 posted on 30 May 2011, 14:06 0 0
both of the Storms used Capacitive touch screens. the first one used one button right behind the middle of the screen which made you have to push the whole screen down to push it from all of the right angles but the Storm 2 used a piezo electric board which used 4 buttons at each corner of the screen and didn't require you to push the screen all the way down to register an input. you could still hover over selections on the Storm like any phone with a Capacitive panel but all input was made with the buttons. this approach Kyocera is making 1-ups RIM's work by being button free and recreating the typing experience using nothing more than tactile feedback from Capacitive panels.
7. beatlesfan posted on 30 May 2011, 11:12 0 0
I may be one of the only people who loved the storm and surepress technology. This looks wicked cool, and much better than that.
9. TKFox007 posted on 30 May 2011, 12:00 0 0
I think RIM is going to be really pissed off when this comes out and it's successful. The Storm and Storm 2 were heavily criticized for the SurePress screen, a capacitive touch screen that's just a huge button, so why would these people even bother?
11. remixfa posted on 30 May 2011, 12:39 1 0
i had a storm and it worked quite well. most people who criticized it either had a defective model (which there were a good few of) or didnt actually own it.
why take another try at it? because if done right it bridges the barrier between real keys and virtual. whoever gets it right could be sitting on a gold mine.
14. TKFox007 posted on 30 May 2011, 16:18 0 0
I had the first Storm and I enjoyed it for a while. But about after a year, the screen would almost never click or if it did, it wouldn't register.
The bad thing is, because this is a physical press down, eventually the mechanism will wear out eventually and with everyone being so text and email heavy now, people are going to be replacing these phones like crazy because they're wearing out the button under the screen.
13. jp1samuraix posted on 30 May 2011, 15:28 0 0
wow sounds awesome. i wanna see how this feels